This blog recently discussed that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, while also reviewing the serious dangers of distracted driving. Distracted Driving Awareness Month began in 2014 when the United States Department of Transportation noticed an increase in distracted driving-related accidents. Distracted driving can also cause truck accidents, which makes truck driver safety another point of concern. A variety of safety tips can help truck drivers keep those they share the roadways with safe.
One professional truck driver notes that distracted driving is the biggest threat to safety on the roadways. Putting the phone down, however, can eliminate that type of driver distraction. Another tip is to store the phone away while driving in a location that will not create temptation to use it or look at it while driving. Additionally, it is important to never text while driving. A single word text removes the driver's eyes from the roadway for 5 second which, while traveling at 60 mph, is enough time to travel the distance of a football field.